The Social And Economic
(1) National Republicanism is the popular ideology from
Australian roots developed to answer contemporary Australian social and economic problems.
(2) It is what the Australian Labor Party could have become had it not compromised long
ago with parliamentarianism, and what the trade unions were until the internationalists and social
democrats took charge.
Our nativism is therefore the very essence of the promise of the early "Australian
Socialist" movement. These Australian idealists (1870s - early 1900s) worked towards the
creation of the "working man's paradise" in the richest of continents, a land where all
classes could benefit from the wealth of our land, where workers, farmers, small business people,
could create a new social ideal.
It was this movement which recognised the poignant facts of Australia's struggle with Asia
and brought forth the Immigration Restriction Act. It was the same movement which worked for
a state free of the bonds of all "imperialism", an independent Australian Republic.
This promise of freedom and a unique identity for Australia was implicit in the earlier
movement. The cause has been reborn in the modern age as the new force of National
(3) National Republicanism implies the solidarity of all social classes within the Nation, each
a vital part of the Nation.
(4) National Republicanism is a progressive ideology which balances the needs of the
individual against the requirements of the Nation.
(5) National Republicanism is the political means by which the whole citizenry achieves
National solidarity; where the struggle for our historical culture and identity, and Australian
independence can in fact, be achieved. It is a recognition that it is meaningless to fight for the
preservation of the Nation without achieving the economic future of, and social justice for all
(6) National Republicanism desires neither a capitalist consumer economy nor a socialist
bureaucratic economy. It permits the widest range of economic enterprise within the parameters
of the national goal. It would develop (a) state public, (b) private business, (c) worker
partnership/worker co-operatives, (d) union, (e) municipal/provincial and other forms of
enterprise, in any particular area of a NATIONAL SELF-SUFFICIENT economy, to which the
"form" is best suited.
National Republicanism has no time for either private or state monopoly, or rampant free
market activities, but strives to forge a balanced economic order.
(7) National Republicanism applies the principle of order to our social and economic life.
The aims of the new system are ecologically sustainable development, production, distribution.
(8) National Republicanism asserts the positive value of the National Unit created by history
as the ideal unit for human cultural integrity and social development. International Monetary
Funds, World Banks, Multinationals, "global village ideals" as much as the activities
of internationalists - are negative forces for all nations and peoples.
Globalism has pronounced a death sentence over Australia's economic, social and cultural
future. National Republicanism therefore implies the Sovereign Nation with its people united to
win the goals of its social "plan".
(9) National Republicanism is an attitude to life. Its spirit is not that of contemporary
consumerist Australia. It is the lost ethos of the old co-operative Australia. It is the vision of the
old pioneer and free citizen against the "victim" of the shoddy products and cultural
values of the local monopoly or multinational.
It is the conscious Nation against the post-1945 "consumer society" with its
bourgeois conformism, and its mind bending pursuit of economic gain at the national expense.
(10) National Republicanism is itself a slogan for action! It is the social faith the Nation
yearns for and promises the National Revolution complimented by the
foundation of the Social Republic.
This new faith is a revolutionary call to rescue the Nation
before there is no nation to save.
Declared 3rd December 1989.
135th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade
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